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Artist of the Week: Cassadee Pope

December 24, 2012 (6:04 am) GMT
The Hey Monday frontwoman has already made a good start by charting at No. 1 on iTunes chart with a cover version of 'Over You'.

becomes an overnight sensation following her win on the third season of "". Mentored by , the Florida-born singer beat fellow team member Terry McDermott and Green's protege Nicholas David on the final night.

The lead singer of band stood out since her day in blind audition. She got the attention of all the four judges with her cover version of 's "Torn", but she got a big break when covering "Over You" on the live top 10 performance segment on the competition.

Through her rendition of the heartfelt song co-penned by her mentor about his brother who died in a car accident, Pope reached number one on the iTunes chart and knocked 's "Gangnam Style" down to number two. She performed the song again on the finale, leading to her big win.

At the age of 23, she becomes the youngest contestant to take the crown. She's signed to Universal Music Group. "If you were to take , make it edgier with a just a little hint of country and make the lyrics a little more mature," she teased about the direction she's going take in her upcoming album.

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